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Officials release name of northern Minn. snowmobiler who died in lake
Best of the Lakes Area Large Employer
Holiday Train stops in Alexandria
Best of the Lakes Area Fitness Club, Child Care
Talent, generosity shine at Jingle Bells
Boys hockey: Warner, Cathedral send a section statement in Alexandria
Girls Basketball: Fergus Falls rallies to end Cards’ winning streak
Sports schedule for Tuesday, Dec. 12
Eden Prairie's Montero named Minnesota's Mr. Football
Girls basketball: Shorthanded Chargers fall at CGB
A space for young learners: Library exhibit combines science and art
One page at a time: Library can help you through the holidays
Alexandria Area Community Calendar
Donors can swap books for wine
A family affair: Three generations of women keep salon growing
Helping African firefighters
Cross-country bicyclist to stop in Alexandria
Just for Kix hosts annual dance show
Extremely rare Canada lynx spotted in Minnesota's Chippewa National Forest
Mike Frisch: Icing winter walleyes
Local hunters keep an eye on CWD developments
Morken: Make the most of this final month
Five cases of CWD confirmed in southeastern Minnesota
Sarah Ruth (Benson) Cheshire
John Anthony Gaspard
Herbert Nicholas Botzet
James "Jim" Tenhoff
Elda Evelyn Lindquist
Our Turn: Echo Press saves taxpayers money
LETTER: Farm bill renewal is in sight
LETTER: Peterson should ignore bad advice
Thumbs Up/Thumbs Down
LETTER: Military requires harassment training
Extension schedules land rent meeting for farmers, landowners
Managing boxelder bugs as the cold sets in
Step away from that pruning saw!
Going far with 4-H horses
County crafting buffer compliance rules
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Bello Cucina abruptly closes doors for good
Dollar District closing Sunday, Nov. 26
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KCCO going away, but CBS signal may stay
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May 1, 2013
Check recreation status before traveling
Before venturing out to campgrounds, trails and public water accesses statewide, the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) advises people to check online or call ahead to avoid surprises. "Winter weather is always a challenge to public water access," said Nancy Stewart, DNR public...
May 1, 2013 - 12:00am
Water is key part of outdoors measure
May 1, 2013 - 12:00am
April 21, 2013
Are Minnesotans using too much water? Report provides insights
Are Minnesotans overusing groundwater in ways that could leave us short of water - for human needs and for the environment - in the future? The short answer to that question is: Yes, in some places across the state. A new Freshwater Society Report estimates that total reported groundwater...
April 21, 2013 - 11:15am
April 17, 2013
Lawmakers hash out Legacy spending
ST. PAUL - Studying the Minnesota film industry, funding public television and conducting water quality studies are a few ways lawmakers propose spending some of the nearly $300 million from the state's legacy fund next year. They are working to hash out a plan to split the money...
April 17, 2013 - 12:00am
April 10, 2013
Volunteers needed to monitor health of lakes, streams, weekly
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) is recruiting Minnesotan volunteers who are able to visit a designated lake or stream weekly during the summer to monitor the health of the lake or stream. More than 1,400 Minnesotans already track the health of their favorite lake or...
April 10, 2013 - 12:00am
April 1, 2013
New funding proposed to keep drinking water clean
Governor Mark Dayton is proposing a new funding structure to help ensure that Minnesota's growing economy has reliable supplies of high quality water. The proposal is expected to be introduced in the Legislature early this week. Seventy-five percent of Minnesotans get their drinking...
April 1, 2013 - 7:02am
March 16, 2013
Well owners need to know what's in their water, say health leaders
More than 1 million people in Minnesota rely on private wells as their source of drinking water, but too many of them are not tested on a regular basis for things that can make people sick, such as bacteria, arsenic, or nitrate.
March 16, 2013 - 2:15pm
March 8, 2013
Input meeting to discuss open-water hunting
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) soon will seek citizen input on creating limited opportunities for open-water hunting for waterfowl as well as a number of other topics at an annual public input meeting.
March 8, 2013 - 12:00am
March 1, 2013
Carp fighters hook into invasive solutions
ST. PAUL -- Minnesotans fighting Asian carp think they may have temporary and permanent ways to slow the advance of the voracious eater. Organizations...
March 1, 2013 - 12:00am
February 26, 2013
Listening session in St. Cloud to focus on new ag water quality program
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) will hold a listening session in St. Cloud on Thursday, February 28, to gather input on the Minnesota Agricultural Water Quality Certification Program. The new program has been in development over the past year and is designed to accelerate...
February 26, 2013 - 6:41pm
February 16, 2013
Ag commissioner seeks recommendations for new water quality pilot projects
Minnesota Agriculture Commissioner Dave Frederickson is seeking recommendations for pilot project watershed areas for the Minnesota Agricultural Water Quality Certification Program (MAWQCP). The program is designed to accelerate voluntary adoption of agricultural practices that enhance...
February 16, 2013 - 3:45pm
February 15, 2013
It's time to take the plunge!
It's that time of year again! The coldest, iciest time of year...time to take the plunge into a Minnesota lake! The Polar Bear Plunge is presented...
February 15, 2013 - 12:00am
February 7, 2013
Public forum will examine ways of protecting drinking water sources
The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) Drinking Water Contaminants of Emerging Concern (CEC) Program will hold a public advisory forum February 13, from 1 to 4 p.m. at MDH's Snelling Office Park location (1645 Energy Park Drive, St. Paul). The forum is open to anyone concerned...
February 7, 2013 - 2:05pm
January 9, 2013
Clean water grant to restore Minnesota waters
The Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources (BWSR) awarded more than $18 million in grants to local governments on December 12 for projects that will protect and restore Minnesota's streams, rivers, lakes and groundwater. Cleaning up the Pomme de Terre River, treating urban storm...
January 9, 2013 - 12:00am
November 28, 2012
Rare testing opportunity on Minnesota River shows positive results in reducing phosphorus
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) is releasing results of testing on the Minnesota River that shows significant improvements in pollution levels in the river. For three weeks in August, MPCA staff monitored a 20-mile stretch of the Minnesota River to see if this hot,...
November 28, 2012 - 12:00am